BNSF railway contractor dies in KCK grain car accident - KCTV5

BNSF railway contractor dies in KCK grain car accident

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KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

A contractor for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway was killed Monday after he fell into a train car full of grain.

The man has been identified as 48-year-old James Breedlove.

Fire rescue crews responded to the railroad yards near Interstate 635 and Kansas Avenue about 9:30 a.m. Monday.

Craig Duke, deputy chief of the Kansas City, KS, Fire Department, said Breedlove fell into the train car during the transfer process of moving the grain to a semi-trailer.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, rail crews were in the process of trying to remove the grain from the train car.

Crews located Breedlove dead near the bottom of the car. No other injuries were reported.

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